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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Napa Trip - May 2011: Day 2

Yountville, CA (just north of Napa)

Bottega for review.
Bouchon for review.

Wedding Reception @ Tra Vigne

Tra Vigne
1050 Charter Oak Avenue
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-4444

My cousin had her wedding reception at Tra Vigne restaurant in St. Helena. It was an outside setting with trees and lights and it was just beautiful. The food was one of the best I've had at a wedding reception...meaning the restaurant has really good food.

Just wanted to share the awesome food pics with ya'll. :)

Cocktail Hour Hors D'oeuvres:
Steak Tartare on Parmesan Crisp

Oysters on the Half Shell
Fried Calamari and Olive

Then it's dinner time! We got sooo much food!!
Bread for the table
Arugula and White Corn Salad (with aged pecorino and citrus vinaigrette). So fresh and such a simple but great combination. I cleaned the plate!
Pizzas (Cheese and Mushroom). They are known for their pizzas. It was really good!
Costata Di Blue (braised short ribs with soft polenta and natural jus). Initially I got the fish, but I didn't know the beef was gonna be short ribs! Luckily one of my cousin's wife got the beef but wanted the fish instead so we traded! The short ribs were fork tender. It was awesome!
Pesce al Giorno (pan roasted halibut on buttermilk whipped potatoes and citrus sauce). The fish was also really good. Cooked perfectly. Good size.
And instead of a traditional wedding cake they had a dessert bar! With cookies, shortbread, biscotti, and ice cream! YUM!!
OMG... I was soo full! :) It was a great reception. Both the venue and the food.


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